FRONTMAN Dominic Solanke expressed his respect for Brendan Rodgers – with the pair set for a reunion at King Power Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Solanke came through the ranks at Chelsea, where Rodgers worked in the youth set up.

The former Celtic and Liverpool boss, who took over as manager of the Foxes in February, described as "a fantastic talent" the Cherries forward when speaking in May 2017.

Asked about the Leicester boss, Solanke told the Daily Echo: “He was there when I was there (at Chelsea), I do know of him.

“I think everyone knows how good a manager he is. He went to Celtic and did really well there and now he is in the Premier League and doing a good job at Leicester.

“I’ll be looking forward to it and everyone will be looking forward to that game.”

He added: “Leicester have quite a lot of strong players. I obviously know a few of them from England.

“We know it will be a difficult game but we will be looking forward to it.”

Eddie Howe’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat to Leicester last season, with goals coming from Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy.